Planting Season: Advice from the front lines on eliminating those costly and time-consuming bottlenecks

Three Ontario farmers offer their solutions to avoiding those frustrating glitches, holdups and inefficiencies that can result in you missing those all-important windows for planting


Weeks of rain were over. The corn hybrids were shuffled. The 16-row planter was in the field ready to go. That’s when Chris Burkholder’s GPS satellite signal failed.

“Our planter was sitting still for three hours,” says the sturdy Stouffville area farmer, remembering one final glitch in last spring’s long delayed planting season.

Better Farming - April 2012